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The Body of Frankenstein's Monster: Essays in Myth and Medicine [Paperback]

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Frankenstein. Werewolves. Dracula. These images aren't just imaginary creatures -- they're also powerful symbols of the body. The body can be thought of as a machine made up of parts like Frankenstein's monster, or as a creature ruled by animalistic urges, or as an entity that's vulnerable to infection from a diseased fiend. In "The Body of Frankenstein's Monster," Cecil Helman, M.D., expands our view of our bodies by exploring its cultural and artistic representations. His lyrical essays draw on images from literature, art, history, myth, television, and film to provide new insights into our physical selves. Helman explores how X-rays create a snapshot of our future, why we use germs to express our modern anxieties, how the machine metaphor has changed the doctor-patient relationship, and how anatomical dissection is influenced by the political climate. Deeply personal and original, "The Body of Frankenstein's Monster" reconnects the body to myth, art, and imagination.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2004
Publisher   Paraview Special Editions
ISBN  193104483X  
ISBN13  9781931044837  

Availability  145 units.
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